Big Bear Lake

Blog Post 1: Mike Walks the Pacific Crest Trail – Big Bear Lake

The map shows the whole of the Pacific Crest Trail. The arrow shows how far Mike has walked. He is currently at Big Bear Lake right on the bend of the trail.

The following is his latest blog:

As with the Appalachian Trail, the PCT has Trail Angels.

Various groups of volunteers make sure that there is water for the hikers at regular intervals and this one, at mile 125, is maintained by the Lost Valley Scout Reserves.

Blog Post 1: Mike Walks the Pacific Crest Trail - Big Bear Lake 1

What a great sight it is, when trudging along the trail, to come across fresh water, take a break and fill up the water containers – it gladdens the heart as well as the body and is surprisingly needed even when it is very wet as it has been so far this hiking season.

Another wonderful touch to the Trail amenities – a little library where hikers can exchange reading matter!

This one has quotes from three authors, Walt Whitman, John Muir and Henry Thoreau which provide some inspirational words to encourage the weary hiker:

Blog Post 1: Mike Walks the Pacific Crest Trail - Big Bear Lake

Walt Whitman: “I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I love. If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles.”

John Muir: “Go where you may within the bounds of California, mountains are ever in sight charming and glorifying every landscape.”

Henry Thoreau: “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.”


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